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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 RayMac1963 0
Blondie wrote:
Those having their rebellious roots in the civil unrest of the ’60s are dead.

Don’t forget the passage of civil rights laws have actually addressed a lot of the issues from that time that fueled it. Things may not be perfect for black folks, but they are a hell of a lot better then they were in the 50s. segregation and Jim Crow is dead, and you can’t get black people to fight today without a darn good reason. Improvements tend to take a lot of steam out of any talk of rebellion.

A personal side note: When black folks hear “Make America Great Again” and talk of a wistful longing for a simpler time like Ozzie and Harriet, they think segregation, colored water fountains, and the back of the bus, not wholesome family values and respect for the flag. If you’re talking to your black friends/co-workers/associates, you can help easy a lot of the tension on an individual level by separating what was great about the “good old days” from those things. Trust me, It helps to hear it from people you know.

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Prepper Fiction • Re: Surviving the river

February 5, 2017 RayMac1963 0
arkieready wrote:
I hope to hades that this is indeed fiction!!!!!

I kind of figured Perma had exaggerated up his recent “adventure” to make it fiction. Not like his everyday isn’t already way out there. I have no idea he had gotten himself in that much trouble. :shakeno: Not exactly happy with his safety precautions.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 RayMac1963 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
OOOOOOOoooooooooo Ooo Oooo!!!! ….. :gunsmile: I DO get to be Patrick Swayze!!! :gunsmile: …. Someone here told me I needed Karma above 10 to even be considered…. :D

In this scenario there no choice but to go full Swayze for me…

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You’re at Seven, you get to be his younger brother :p

Now to Cast’s game: IF the liberal side took to arms, they would fight for control of the urban areas. They are not coming to the country so most of you are safe. The outer burbs may have some minor issues, but the real fight would be the government trying to retake the cities. Also, how would US troops respond to orders to shoot at U.S. civilians? And speaking of Red Dawn, notice all the apathy in our current political system, There are a lot of people who are just going to sit a watch, just like in the movie. They will let whoever is in charge just run over them.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 5, 2017 RayMac1963 0
daaswampman wrote:
You could argue the number of votes, but what differences does it make now? It is also just silly to think, that everyone who didn’t vote would have voted for Clinton. I know people who did not vote, because they did not believe he could win. A fact that the media constantly reported.
Swamp

Swamp, I’m not saying they would have voted for her. It isn’t even about party. The problem/question is WHY didn’t they vote at all. What the heck is going on where so many people are in the IDGAF category that voter participation has fallen so low. The “system” is not reaching them, or working for them, or something… How many times have people given their lives for all us to have the right to vote? The 15 amendment, 19 amendment, voting rights act of 1965, are all written with blood. Even 26 amendment changing the age to vote to match the draft was a fight, and all that was AFTER 1776. So why don’t people care anymore? If our leaders have a duty to at least think about all the citizens whether they voted or not is a whole different question.

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Camping • Re: Working on my backpacking load

February 4, 2017 RayMac1963 0

Cast, i have one pair of those. they are amazing. I keep they are in my stuff sack. I need more but the price…WOW. They are on my add to list. The REI guys recommended the Gregory. They sized me and everything. its amazing. I had a full load in it this morning and it was great.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 4, 2017 RayMac1963 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
He was elected on this promise BY THE PEOPLE….There is nothing wrong with him fulfilling his promises that he was elected for.

Don’t forget half the eligible voter did not vote, and he actually lost the popular vote by the largest of and electoral collage/popular vote flip. It easy for us to get bound up in our own little political world and brush these folks off as snowflakes, tree huggers, feminazies and such. We have to live with these people as one nation. Right now it pretty much getting pulled into 2. Mainly because were screaming so loud we can’t hear each other. Neither side is right, or perfect. We better settle or beef and get our united act together before someone comes along and eats our lunch for us.

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Camping • Re: Working on my backpacking load

February 4, 2017 RayMac1963 0

Its all on the scout ranch. They have set trek with food resupply every 3 days and water at the designated camp sites. This IS a Boy Scouts of America program activity, even thought it is classified a “high adventure” thing, its planned for 16 to 18 year olds.

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Camping • Working on my backpacking load

February 3, 2017 RayMac1963 0

I know its not prepping, its not survival gear, it not anywhere near any of that, BUT! I’m gonna have fun killing myself :D

I’ve decided if (thats a big if) my son decides he wants to do the boy scouts Philmont high adventure mountain hike, and our troop is lucky enough to win a spot (thats a bigger if), i’ll sponsor him and go with him. knowing i have a year plus to get ready, i just started working on my light weight hike gear. My first purchases have been a light weight down sleeping bag, a self supporting hiking 4 season tent, and a new backpack. I took a class at REI the weekend before last to start to understand the whole thru-hiker thing. And i been buying and reading backpacker magazine since the spring.

The pack got here today. Its a Gregory Baltoro 75, and it is fantastic! its everything the guys at REI made it out to be, and more.

The tent is a Snugpac Scorpion 3. I got the 3 man because it will be my son and i and gear. it got here 2 weeks ago.

The sleeping bag is a Klymit KSB down 20. I’m really happy with it. its light, amazingly warm, and has funny stretch baffles that make it hug you.

Being that I’m not a thru-hiker, and other then a few overnight trail hikes with out troop where we went 10 to 12 miles, i’v never done anything like this 12 day hike, let alone cover the]is kind of milage, i wonder if any of you have done some of this. Michigan is flat like a pancake, and nothing like the mountains in that part of New Mexico. What things should i being to do to get my 55 year old (by then) body and mind ready.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 3, 2017 RayMac1963 0
rickdun wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:Ajax, the guys at the Berkley yesterday in all black are obviously paid agitators. No question. There was clearly two groups, because there was a bunch of sign holding peaceful protestors marching around with signs, then those guys. We can’t be mad just because they protest, that is our system. TEA Party, women rights, Gun rights, LGB whatever your flavor, march, sit-in, write your congressman, thats how it works. Now tearing sh1t up? Thats another thing entirely!

You’re 100% correct Ray, but, those moron’s get out of control, where were the police, only one arested, sounds like a planned set up to me.

President DJT needs to have the FBI/CIA due a top secret investigation on who (G. Soros/Clinton/Sanders) is funding these idiots, hell it could be Nancey POO POO Polocy/E. Warren/C. cry baby Shumur or any other demegod moron. It’s just the beginning, times are going to get worse in the cities/urban areas before it get’s better. I’m glad all I have to worry about is one of my cows getting thru the fence or a fox in the chicken coup.

The old saying goes, “dead man tales no tales” or a “slip of the lip, seeks a ship” and DJT can’t keep his mouth/fingers shut.

I saw several camera angles from Berkley on on broadcast. The police were just standing there watching the 10 or so guys in black ram the windows with barricades and flip the mobile light (which is what was eventually on fire). and the crowd was a good ways back. They could have grabbed them up and let the peaceful ones keep chanting. I found that VERY odd. Not that i’m paranoid or a conspiracy nut, but these guys seem to show up at EVERY protest and never get locked up. Could they be sent to give a reason to protests?

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: FEBRUARY 2017- What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

February 2, 2017 RayMac1963 0
IceFire wrote:
After getting home from work today, got 9 of the raised beds (to include the three new ones) filled with composted manure today (the FEL on the tractor came in REALLY handy for that…one FEL load fills an entire bed, so that saves a LOT of time and labor…just had to rake it out evenly after it was dumped in.) After that, got 5 of the beds planted–3 with different varieties of Swiss Chard (Fordhook Giant, Lucullus, and Ruby) and 2 with lettuce (Parris Island Romaine and Buttercrunch.)

We made quite a dent in the manure pile today. Later, we’ll bring more of it from the manure pile to a pile in the garden. From there, I’ll have to fill a 5-gallon bucket to take it to the 7 beds that we can’t get to with the tractor.

I’m jealous, I can’t grow anything except mold on the cheese in my fridge. :(

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 2, 2017 RayMac1963 0

Ajax, the guys at the Berkley yesterday in all black are obviously paid agitators. No question. There was clearly two groups, because there was a bunch of sign holding peaceful protestors marching around with signs, then those guys. We can’t be mad just because they protest, that is our system. TEA Party, women rights, Gun rights, LGB whatever your flavor, march, sit-in, write your congressman, thats how it works. Now tearing sh1t up? Thats another thing entirely!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 2, 2017 RayMac1963 0
donba wrote:
WHY ARE YOU ALL SITTING AT HOME YOU SHOULD BE AT AN AIRPORT CARRYING SIGNS ZOMBIES HAVE RIGHTS LET THEM IN. O Waite its middle eastern people never mind….. :rofl: can you imagine the dems would protest for them…. :cursing:

I think most are protesting more in support of the founding philosophies of the United States. However that phrase goes about a threat to justice anywhere being a threat to justice everywhere, or whatever it is… That is not to say political correctness can not run amok, but its a slippery slope and does require judicial thinking and implementation.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 2, 2017 RayMac1963 0
Blondie wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:

LetsPrep11 wrote:If I had a time machine, I’d go back to the 50’s. :D

Not me. Bad as the world is today, most of U.S. history was not a very fun time for black folks. I’ll just tune out the noise and sit tight right here… :shakeno:

Not very fun for a lot of folk. Your boss could put his hands on a woman and she best be quiet if she needed a job. Jobs were help wanted/women help wanted/men.

A man was free to slap around his wife. Women were labeled divorvee’s. No mention of a man being the divorcer. Child support enforcement was unheard of. A married woman couldn’t get her own credit until 1978.

My aunt was telling me that a woman needed her husband’s consent for access to a diaphragm for birth control.

But it was a grand ol time if you were the boss.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JANUARY 2017 – What did you do to prep this week/month?

January 31, 2017 RayMac1963 0
kenjabroni wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:Ken, I’m sitting on 25, maybe 30 gallons of Coleman white gas right now. every time i went to by sporting goods store i would stop and use a hacked 30% off coupon for a gallon. That stuff has a shelf life longer then I do :D

You should send me some…….You know so I can sample it……make sure it works as intended :rofl:

Well played, guess my chickens have come home to roost. :D

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 29, 2017 RayMac1963 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
It is a given that an attack will be launched against the US now that Trump is in office.
Reb

Sadly, I think you’re right. We a lot of tinkled off enemies that have an ax to grind, and now have something to prove. They will take it as a challenge. We’re talking too much. I mean, Ok so we are now going to reopen some black sites and do interrogations ourselves (instead of outsourcing it). Its not like it wasn’t being done anyway, and its not like it HAD to be on the front page. But since it was, it will motivate and energize both enemies, and protester.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: A new day, a new leader, a direction less traveled

January 28, 2017 RayMac1963 0

How come you can’t believe Black lives Matter and not be anti cop? Trust me, racial profiling when interacting with police is NOT a figment of black peoples imagination. Just because i don’t want to be harassed and have my car tossed for Driving While Black, doesn’t mean i want to let gangs loose in the city.

Its not mutually exclusive decision.

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Michigan Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Where is everybody

January 28, 2017 RayMac1963 0

I’m good Scout. Honestly, I think being a “prepper” has fallen out of fashion, at least to the arm chair crowd, that had their interest spiked by the flurry of TV shows. They bought a case of MREs and a flashlight or whatever, and now its collecting dust in the closet. A lot of harder core folks ran away from the lime lite and term initially, and are just underground. They “dug in” just like you said. Especially with the like who they had representing the community on TV. Tyler the raider with his home made body armor, and the guy talking about not drinking his own urine are not exactly shining representatives.

The threats are still there, but its tedious hard boring work if you make it a chore. If you can integrate it into your like like most of us here do, its just “life”. Getting new people more engaged is hard because they just don’t see the threat. I was a lot easier a few years ago because we were fresh out (or still in) a depression. I don’t care what the media calls it, that was far worse then a recession. If not for the bail outs and all the social assistance programs we would have completely collapsed, and a LOT worse then 29 too… excuse my rant. But over the last few years things have just “felt better”, so people aren’t as interested.

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Economic Disasters • Re: Ron Paul says economic collapse will still happen

January 27, 2017 RayMac1963 0

Well who is Gunns. Nuke is worst case. I think Chem / Bio would depend on if it were regional, and the extent of spread, but you can never be truly “ready” for those unless you own one of those rich people bunkers like in that other thread. I bet you are more ready then you think. Its mostly mindset and skill after the basics anyway.

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Economic Disasters • Re: Ron Paul says economic collapse will still happen

January 27, 2017 RayMac1963 0
daaswampman wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:I wouldn’t put a time table on it, but i think its unavoidable. The system is unsustainable in the long term and Trump isn’t going to fix it. He can’t. No President can.

I agree and would add, this is not only a US problem! We are headed into a worldwide depression that will lead to regional wars. Russia, China, India, and the Middle East to name a few. Swamp

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Economic Disasters • Re: Ron Paul says economic collapse will still happen

January 27, 2017 RayMac1963 0
daaswampman wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:I wouldn’t put a time table on it, but i think its unavoidable. The system is unsustainable in the long term and Trump isn’t going to fix it. He can’t. No President can.

I agree and would add, this is not only a US problem! We are headed into a worldwide depression that will lead to regional wars. Russia, China, India, and the Middle East to name a few. Swamp

:shakeyes:

Statistics: Posted by RayMac1963 — Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:24 pm